It’s only a few sleeps until Easter now… If you’re looking for inspiration for Easter activities with kids, read on. We’ve put together some suggestions that can be adapted to suit kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens.
1. Set up your own Easter egg hunt
If you don’t want the kids to have too much chocolate, choose mini foil-covered eggs, painted hard-boiled painted eggs, or cardboard eggs filled with alternative treats. You can get as creative as you like and add clues or activities as part of the trail. Older children might also enjoy the challenge of planning an Easter egg hunt for family and friends. This works equally well indoors if the weather’s not behaving itself…
2. Go on an egg hunt with the National Trust
Ready for an adventure? Join one of the National Trust’s egg hunts this Easter. There are 250 hunts to choose from across the country. And with several National Trust properties within easy driving distance of Bosinver, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
3. Get crafty
You might be surprised by how much fun you can have with some cardboard, paint and glue. We love this cute Easter chick craft activity from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.
4. Ready, steady, bake!
Roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and head to the kitchen to whip up some Easter treats. From easy-peasy favourites like Easter nests to hot cross cookies, the BBC Good Food website has some fantastic family friendly suggestions. If you’re staying at Bosinver over Easter, don’t forget you can borrow our baking box. It’s packed full of all the equipment you’ll need to make just about anything, including cake tins and biscuit cutters.
5. Make a miniature garden
It’s a great way to introduce kids to gardening and they can collect all sorts of ‘treasures’ to add to it. All you need to get started is an old plastic container (an ice cream tub is ideal), some soil, and some moss or grass. Then you can start embellishing it with whatever you like – the more creative the better! Think fairy garden or dinosaur world.
6. Play some traditional games
Set up an egg and spoon race, play ‘crack the egg’ or pass the parcel (with Easter themed treats and activities). The only limit is your imagination!
7. Enjoy a picnic
Pick up some delicious local produce from farmers’ markets or local shops and pack up an extra special picnic with all the trimmings. (You can also do this indoors, too – lay out the picnic rug in the lounge and sit on the floor. It’s sure to be an experience you all remember.)
8. Make cress heads
Who doesn’t love cress heads? You only need some empty egg shells, cotton wool balls and cress seeds, and some pens to draw faces on your cress heads! The cress will start to grow within a few days, and younger children will love checking its progress each day.
Ideas for Easter days out in Cornwall
If you need some inspiration for family fun in Cornwall, take a look at Nanny Pat’s guide to child friendly days out. It’s free to download and is packed full of ideas for things to do and places to go to keep you entertained throughout the Easter holidays.